Food & Wine

Big game appetizers that will keep the huddle near the table

Time for the gridiron gladiators to face off in the championship game once again, and while some of us are excited about the game, many are excited about the ads and, in my case, t ...

Crab feed roundup

The aroma of crab will soon be in the air as the local crab feeds get to crackin’. Here is a round-up: Who: Newcastle Elementary School When: 6-11 p.m. Friday, Feb. 5 ...

There is no longer a need to be crabby

When crab season was called off on the California coastline, it made me a little crabby, to say the least. Crab is one of my favorite ingredients. Having no crab season is like s ...

A delicious hearty meal in about 30 minutes

This time of year we are all rushing around busy with our daily activities. Our lives seem to be packed with one chore after another. Families are trying to get ready for the d ...

Warm up your winter with this Maltese classic

Over the weekend I was considering what dish I would like to share with you. Because it’s been the “rainy season,” and I mean a real rainy season, I was thinkin ...

Auburn kid chef has Food Network recipe for success

Take Mason Partak out of the kitchen and he becomes just a regular Auburn kid. The E.V. Cain sixth grade student is apt to be talking about movies, immersing himself in Minecraft ...

Media Life: Dusty Baker manages baseball’s Nationals, Placer County vineyard

For one famous Placer County vintner, the release of that first sweet, fruity syrah was the precursor of a much bigger splash. When your name is Dusty Baker and you’re hired ...

Crispin Cider plant stays in Colfax with Jerry Brown’s help

Crispin Cider in Colfax is drinking in the sweet taste of success after an infusion of $1 million in state funding provided a fix for an Interstate 80 overcrossing  issue. Th ...

Goodbye legendary “No. 25 Thai Hot”

In deference to both the bold and the less adventurous, David’s Thai Cuisine has always left the choice up to the diner. There’s a graded scale of peppery heat that&rs ...

Media Life: National PBS show highlights Auburn 'pie place'

A new PBS documentary has Ikeda’s in Auburn in the spotlight for its pie-making. “A Few Good Pie Places” debuted in late-August, airing on PBS stations around th ...

Cool avocado-cucumber soup hits the spot on a hot summer day

I came across this recipe a while back and thought it was very good but lacking the big bold flavors you would expect from a recipe titled “Spicy Cucumber Avocado Soup.&rdquo ...

Holman Ranch a place of weddings, retreats and its own wines

It’s tucked away but not off-grid. Fairly dripping with the nostalgia of Old California but embracing all that’s good about the new. The place is Holman Ranch. Growing ...

Wine taste at your own pace in the foothills

Sierra Vintners has taken the guesswork out of enjoying an afternoon of wine tasting. Nevada County’s wine association launched a trio of regional wine trail tours in May, wi ...

The Food Dude: Make time with your family to make a meal unforgettable

It’s my opinion that among other distractions, the busy lifestyles we all lead these days are not helping with the direction our society is heading. We all talk about how t ...

Media Life: Auburn syrah in wine mag winner’s circle

Forgive Wine Spectator magazine for pouring on some poetic license to top off its enthusiastic review of an Auburn wine. But when it’s from racecar driver Scott Pruett&rsquo ...